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Lille back to winning ways, Marseille drop points

Published: Saturday 18 February 2012, 23.14CET
LOSC Lille Métropole moved into third place in Ligue 1 courtesy of a narrow win against FC Lorient on a night when Olympique de Marseille were held at home by Valenciennes FC.

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Published: Saturday 18 February 2012, 23.14CET

Lille back to winning ways, Marseille drop points

LOSC Lille Métropole moved into third place in Ligue 1 courtesy of a narrow win against FC Lorient on a night when Olympique de Marseille were held at home by Valenciennes FC.

After back-to-back defeats LOSC Lille Métropole returned to winning ways with a 1-0 victory at FC Lorient, as Olympique de Marseille were frustrated at home by Valenciennes FC.

Rudi Garcia's Lille were on the losing side last week despite scoring four goals, so were grateful Mathieu Debuchy's 76th-minute strike sufficed this time around. They are now seven points behind second-placed Montpellier Hérault FC, who meet leaders Paris Saint-Germain FC at Parc des Princes on Sunday.

Marseille are three points worse off after being pegged back by Valenciennes. Alou Diarra (16) put Didier Deschamps' side − who host FC Internazionale Milano in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 on Wednesday − in front, only for Gil to level early in the second half.

Toulouse FC moved up to seventh after a 3-0 success at AS Nancy-Lorraine courtesy of goals from Pantxi Serieix (9), Adrien Regattin (19) and Emmanuel Rivière (72), Dijon FCO won by the same scoreline against OGC Nice and an added-time strike by Sidney Govou earned Évian Thonon Gaillard FC a 2-2 draw with SM Caen.

The matches between FC Sochaux-Montbéliard and AJ Auxerre and AC Ajaccio and Stade Brestois 29 ended goalless.

Last updated: 05/12/13 19.07CET

Results

French Ligue 1 2011/12

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 12/03/2012 14:57 CET

18/02/2012

MarseilleMarseille1-1ValenciennesValenciennes

Diarra 16

Gil 51

Venue: Marseille

18/02/2012

SochauxSochaux0-0AuxerreAuxerre

Venue: Montbeliard

18/02/2012

DijonDijon3-0NiceNice

Kakuta 44, Jovial 53, Koné 87

Venue: Dijon

18/02/2012

AjaccioAjaccio0-0BrestBrest

Venue: Ajaccio

18/02/2012

LorientLorient0-1LilleLille

Debuchy 76

Venue: Lorient

18/02/2012

NancyNancy0-3ToulouseToulouse

Sirieix 9, Regattin 19, Rivière 72

Venue: Nancy

18/02/2012

CaenCaen2-2ÉvianÉvian

Frau 45+2 (penalty), Nabab 57

Barbosa 50, Govou 90+4

Venue: Caen

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